• Questions Linger over Emergency Border Funding

    Questions Linger over Emergency Border Funding0

    The Pentagon still has not announced what military construction money it will move around to fund the border wall, which President Trump declared a national emergency to build. Here’s the latest: The Pentagon has asked the Department of Homeland Security to explain how the border wall would help military “effectiveness” before it determines which priorities

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  • The Search for a SECDEF

    The Search for a SECDEF0

    At least four candidates to become the next secretary of defense have said no, Foreign Policy reported. That includes Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and retired Gen. Jack Keane. “The sacrifices associated with becoming secretary of defense deter most qualified candidates,” Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute

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  • Collins Says She’ll Vote against Emergency Declaration

    Collins Says She’ll Vote against Emergency Declaration0

    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Wednesday she would support a resolution opposing President Trump’s emergency declaration to divert military funds to build a southern border wall. “We don’t know if the [Portsmouth Naval] shipyard will be affected, but it illustrates the danger of allowing unilateral action by the President that reverses what Congress and the

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  • Certainty Is Key in Air Force Budget, Chief of Staff Says

    Certainty Is Key in Air Force Budget, Chief of Staff Says0

    Budget stability and on-time appropriations are more important than spending levels, Air Force chief of staff Gen. David Goldfein said Tuesday at the Brookings Institution. “My ability to build the Air Force we need is dependent 100 percent on budget stability,” he said, thanking Congress for reversing budget cuts that damaged readiness. “Now in ’19,

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  • South Carolina Looking forward to DCIP Off-Base Flood Support

    South Carolina Looking forward to DCIP Off-Base Flood Support0

    Congress has not yet funded an authorization that would allow for using the DoD Protected Critical Infrastructure Program (DCIP) to help get off-base infrastructure flood-ready. The authorization is a departure from the military’s traditional position that civilian instruction is “not their job,” said John Conger, former DOD comptroller and now director of the Center for

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  • Trump Signs off on Scaled-Back Space Force

    Trump Signs off on Scaled-Back Space Force0

    President Donald Trump signed a directive Tuesday to create Space Force. The administration’s budget, expected to be delivered to Congress mid-March, will include language setting up Space Force and requesting seed money of less than $100,000, USA Today reported. Space Force would be housed within the Air Force – similar to how the Marine Corps

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